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    Visa Subclass 143

    Parent visa subclass 143, also called the contributory parent visa, permits the parents of an Australian citizen, Australian PR, or an eligible New Zealand citizen to immigrate and live in Australia permanently. The visa allows the applicants to include the other members (such as a spouse, spouse’s dependent children, or other dependents) in the application. The visa must be sponsored by an eligible child residing in Australia. The child must be above 18 years to be eligible to sponsor the parent.  If the child is a minor, the other eligible candidates (the child’s spouse, a family relative, or a community organization) can also sponsor the contributory parent visa (subclass 143).

    Benefits of Contributory Parent Visa (Parent Visa Subclass 143)

    • The visa holder can reside in Australia for an unlimited period.
    • The visa holder can fly to and from Australia for five years without restriction.
    • The visa holder can pursue the education of his interest in Australia.
    • The visa holder can avail the healthcare benefits available in Australia.
    • The visa holder can sponsor his relatives for Australia PR.
    • The visa holder can apply for Australian citizenship if he/she is eligible.

    Eligibility Criteria

    • The applicant must have an eligible sponsor to sponsor his visa to Australia.
    • The sponsor must be an Australian citizen/resident for atleast two years.
    • The applicant must satisfy the balance of family test requirements.
    • The applicant must satisfy the required health and character requirements.
    • The applicant must have the assurance of financial support and the fact that he/she will not rely on the Australian government to fulfill his financial needs.
    • The applicant must not have a record of a rejected or canceled Australian visa.

    Document Requirement

    • A valid passport.
    • Proof of fee payment.
    • Proof of age.
    • Health and character certificates.
    • Proof of nomination.

    Note – The above list is not comprehensive. You can expect to organize and present a few more documents to get the contributory parent visa (subclass 143) successfully.

    Contributory Parent Visa 143 - Processing Time

    The processing time for a contributory parent visa (subclass 143) is not certain, however, the visa takes a shorter processing time as compared to the other parent visa types.

    Contributory Parent Visa (Subclass 143) - Reasons of Rejection

    A contributory parent visa (subclass 143) can be rejected for many reasons. The most common reasons are

    • Incomplete and faulty completion of the application.
    • The applicant does not satisfy the required eligibility criteria.
    • Absence of mandatory documents.
    • Delay in the settlement of fees.

    Contributory Parent Visa (Subclass 143) - Application Cost

    The cost of applying for a contributory parent visa (subclass 143) lies around AUD 47,825 (for a single applicant) and can be settled in two installments. For additional applicants/family members, an extra cost can be expected. The other costs such as the cost associated with health assessments, police certificates, and biometrics can also be associated and exacted while applying for the contributory parent visa (subclass 143)